Summer Bock is a Trained Herbalist and Master Fermentationist. Her mission is for everyone to have stellar health by naturally healing their digestion using herbs, ferments and food.

When Is The Best Time To Take Probiotics?

When Is The Best Time To Take Probiotics?

There are many nuances to get the most out of your probiotic efforts. Knowing when the best time to take probiotics for your body is matters. After all, doesn’t everyone want to have the most probiotically packed body in all the land? It also helps to know which form of probiotic to take (a supplement or raw ferments), how much to use, and how to take them (with meals or in between).

The Dark Side to Kombucha

The Dark Side to Kombucha

Kombucha—fermented tea created from Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeasts (SCOBY)—is commonly hyped up as being a magic elixir. Just like magic, there is a dark side to kombucha. Regular consumers claim this “potion” aids weight loss and digestion, serves as an anti-aging regimen, helps prevent cancer, improves liver function and supports overall immunity.

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Chips

The Birth of my Sweet Potato Chips Recipe. I prefer a sweet potato over a potato any day. Loving their creaminess, I used to prepare them with cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet toppings like honey or brown sugar.  Then I realized that the sweet flavors competed with each other and decided to switch tactics. That’s when I began…

What To Do Before Fermenting At Home

What To Do Before Fermenting At Home

Maybe you’ve wanted to start fermenting at home, but you think, “This seems risky. There are so many things that could go wrong. Why should I make fermented food, rather than just buying it at the store?” Kimchi, sauerkraut, miso…These are just a few of the easy-to-make, tasty fermented foods that contain probiotics. But one of…